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Mortality

Mortality

The death rate. The ratio of the total number of deaths to the total population. The ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year.


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Mad scientists breeding mega-viruses

... an antibiotic is. But nevertheless... I heard recently that some scientists developed a strain of H5N1 which would kill millions, at a 60% mortality rate. This new strain is supposedly incredibly more lethal and contagious. So it has already been done, to answer your question, if only to ...

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by ChesneMD
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:52 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Mad scientists breeding mega-viruses
Replies: 3
Views: 1566

Re: Re:

... exhaust the resources of its local ecosystem, and perish, leaving the other population successfully outcompeting it and passing on its genes for mortality. The selection has to happen at the individual level but what impacts the group often does impact the individual, so that's not a barrier. ...

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by biohazard
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:20 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do women live longer than men?
Replies: 24
Views: 23697

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... exhaust the resources of its local ecosystem, and perish, leaving the other population successfully outcompeting it and passing on its genes for mortality. The selection has to happen at the individual level but what impacts the group often does impact the individual, so that's not a barrier.

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by WinterImp
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:16 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do women live longer than men?
Replies: 24
Views: 23697

Re: Why do women live longer than men?

... and working outside the home--they have become more likely to suffer from diseases that were traditionally considered "masculine. " Mortality from lung cancer, for example, has almost tripled in women in the past two decades. Smoking seems to be the "great equalizer" for ...

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by scottie
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:58 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do women live longer than men?
Replies: 24
Views: 23697

Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

... Heart Disease (CHD), Atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis, Angina, Coronary Thrombosis and Myocardial Infarction and Stroke. Apart from the high mortality rate - it is estimated that CVD kills 140,000 people a year under 75 years old, chronic heart disease causes incapacitation, suffering and ...

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by sharleenreyna
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:48 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
Replies: 5
Views: 10348
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